Fourth Sunday of Easter May 12th 2019

Vocation Sunday



Trocaire Envelopes Please hand them in as soon as possible. Every little helps.


Shragh/Woodford First Responder Group is going live with the National Ambulance Service from Sun. Apr. 14th 2019. From this date the Defibrillator phone number will no longer be valid. In the case of an Emergency Phone 999 or 112 and a trained Community First Responder will be dispatched.


Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto: 9-11-21-28 No Winner. Match 3: John Kenny. Next draw on Sat. May 11th in The Hill, Kylebrack Jackpot 4,700 euro.


Clonfert Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 19th May. Ceremony begins at 2.30pm with Anointing of the Sick followed by Mass and Procession at 3.00pm.

Woodford Tidy Towns Weekly Clean Up in and around the village continues this Thursday 16th May meeting at Youth Club Hall @ 7pm. We would love more volunteers to help out with painting, weeding, sweeping and planting etc. This year we will be working around creating a more sustainable environment and have lots of new ideas so dust down the high viz jackets , bring a paint brush or sweeping brush and be part of a great Woodford Community.

Please join us for a trip to Doolin and Inis Oir on 19th May, organised by the Looscaun/Woodford ladies Bus collection times: Woodford Post Office 9.30am, Looscaun Church at 9.45am, Whitegate Church at 10am. Option to take boat to Inis Oir, or do Cliff Tour from Doolin.€10 Two course Meal at Pipers Inn 7pm. Open to all. Cost €40 Phone Mary at 087 6152668 to book Limited places available.

May Masses and Devotions at the Shrine at Our Lady of Clonfert Church 2019, Daily Mass (Monday to Saturday) at 8pm with guest preacher, Mass at 12 noon each Friday, Nursing Homes, Schools and Groups welcome, Sunday Mass at 10am and 7pm For the 4 Sundays in May , Special Mass for Exam Students, Anointing of the Sick, Deceased Relatives and Friends, Blessing of Children and Parents, full programme avail at Clonfert Church, Parish Facebook Page Parish of Eyrecourt Meelick and Clonfert, or at or at Parish Office Eyrecourt (090)9675113.

Is your home unhappy because of someone else's drinking? If so you are invited to attend an Al-Anon Public Meeting on May 13th at 8pm in the New Conference room, Woodlands, Dublin rd.,Renmore, Galway (opposite DPL Engineering). H91 VW2 8. Al-Anon speaker, AA speaker and Addiction Counsellor in attendance. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Medjugorje Conference and Day of Prayer with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August in Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20 available on . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15 available until 31st May. All tickets purchased included in entry to draw for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O'Shaughnessy 086 2959380

As you are aware Pieta House offers counselling to families and children who have been bereaved by suicide, counselling to those who are self -harming and those who are suicidal. We also have a 24 hour helpline which is 1800 247 247. We are able to offer this service from funds raised from the walk.

Help save lives by walking from Darkness Into Light DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK SATURDAY 11th MAY, 2019 TIME 4.15 A.M. Funds raised are going to Pieta House. To register:

A note of thanks from Ute Duggan to all her art students for their participation in this year's children's art exhibition in Portumna library, to their parents for all their support and to Theresa Tierney and Mary Hourigan for their generous help at all times. It was a wonderful success!

Study Hub Loughrea OPENING EVENING next Thursday 9th 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Find out all the Educational services that the Study Hub offers for 2019/2020 students. Breda 086 3792360

Chiropody clinic will be attending Hayes pharmacy, Portumna on 13th,14th, 27th & 28th May for general and diabetic footcare. Contact Emma on 0861901247 for an appointment.

The Irish Kidney Association would like to thank everyone who supported Kidney Donor Week and church gate collections. Amount raised: €570.00

The East Galway Family History Society in conjunction with GRETB Community Education are running a free course on Digital Photography at the Woodford Heritage Centre in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in attending please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 090 9749309 for more details.

AGM of Loughrea Family Resource Centre CLG, takes place on Monday May 20th 2019 at 6pm.

Chernobyl Table Quiz Fundraiser will be held in Dessie O Briens, Kilrickle on Fri 31st May at 8.30pm.Quiz : Tables of 4 - 40 aid of an Orphanage in Belarus..

Community Smoke Alarm Scheme; Galway County Council are offering Free Smoke Alarms to vulnerable people in our community. If you know someone who doesn't have a Smoke Alarm please contact Angela at 086 8513031. Alarms are 10 year lithium battery alarms and are subject to availability.

Mass for all Exam Students on Friday the 17th of May at 8pm in Our Lady of Clonfert Church H53 D702, Everyone welcome.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Tue. 7.30pm Sat. 11am, 2pm 7pm

Saturday May 11th 7pm Margaret & John Slattery, Looscaun.

Saturday May 18th 7pm Patrick Tuohy & deceased family members, Tooreney, Coose.

Christopher & Mary Hickey, Loughatorick & deceased family members

Eucharistic Ministers: Patricia Eames Celia Cox.

Altar Society: Team 6 Geraldine Lyons Mary Lyons Bernadette Larkin .

Reader for Church Maura Cooney.

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Mon 9.30am Wed. 9.30am Thur. 8am Fri. 8pm Sat 10am Sun. 11am

Sunday May 5th 11am John & Aileen Hanbury, Powers Cross.

Kate Kelly & deceased family members, Clonmoylan.

Friday May 17th 8pm Justin Fahy, Douras.

Sunday May 19th 11am Geraldine Bugler, Looscaun(10th Anniv)

Molly & Jimmy Fahy, Allendarra


Eucharistic Ministers: Anne Page Mary Coughlan.

Altar Society Eileen Whyte Mary Jo Dermody.

Reader for Church. Michael Walsh..

Altar Servers: (B) Louis Donlon Mark Leonard Peter Flaherty Ciaran Kemple.


Sun. May 12th SR 5.40am Set 9.20pm First Quarter on Sun. May 12th at 2.12am

Sun. May 19th SR 5.29am Set 9.34pm Full Moon on Sat. May 18th at 10.11pm




Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150